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The fine line between informants and instigators: a look into entrapment in terrorism cases

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. Getting involved in the Prosecution Project has been an incredible learning experience in research, data analysis, critical problem solving and decision making skills. During my research, I’ve become more and more fascinated in the cases where accused terrorists believed themselves to be […]

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On tPP’s Decision Tree

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. Before a case can be added to our dataset it must pass a certain set of criteria, called the decision tree. There are five questions that we ask about each case when deciding if it is relevant to our project. The answer […]

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Are hate crimes terrorism?

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. The Terrorism Prosecution Project has been, from the beginning, dedicated to including all crimes with a political agenda, even if the government does not label them as terroristic. We feel that this is necessary to get a full picture of politically motivated […]

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Mental Illness and Terrorism

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. In the United States today, the rise of mass shootings committed by a single individual continues to be a perplexing and worrying issue. In attempts to discover the motivation of the criminal and cope through the injustice, social media and news sources […]

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Policy Spotlight

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. On September 18, 2018, the State Department released its new ceiling of 30,000 refugee admissions for the upcoming fiscal year (Malley & Pomper, 2018). This is the lowest level in the history of the 40-year old refugee resettlement agency, with the average […]

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Another update from tPP!

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team.  Last week we had another busy meeting in order to get all of our ducks in a row before we delve into analysis. We addressed some issues with coding, discussed ways to publicize our efforts, and talked about things that we as […]

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Rhetoric of Terrorism

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. Future posts will focus on gender, religion, race and ethnicity, the role played by federal informants in sentencing, denaturalization as a response to terrorism,  deciphering the distinction between hate crimes and other forms of bias-motivated violence, and a host of other topics. Stay […]

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Greetings from tPP!

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Beginning today, tPP will feature weekly blog posts from our student research team on a variety of topics. Stay tuned! Greetings from tPP! Hello, and welcome to the first blog update of the semester. We’ve only met once thus far as a class; we have one three-hour class every Thursday afternoon as well as an […]